Now that the snowmageddon is finally over! We can focus on getting back to one of the things that make this province so amazing…. NATURE. There is no better way to enjoy it than a road trip! Here are some of our personal favourite road trip locations (Spolier alert! Whistler and Harrison Hot Springs are not on this list) that are just a stone's throw from Vancouver!
Steveston - A historic fishing village located approximately 30 minutes south of Vancouver. It is known for its scenic harbour, fresh seafood, and charming downtown area.
Harrison Mills - A small town located approximately 1.5 hours east of Vancouver. It is known for its scenic beauty,
eagle-watching, and historic landmarks.
Hope - A cute little town located approximately 1.5 hours east of Vancouver. It is known for its scenic beauty, hiking trails, and historic landmarks, including the Othello Tunnels.
You know what's worse than being on the road and something goes wrong? Not being prepared for it!
Before you hit the road this spring make sure you've got everything you need for a comfortable and safe trip and ensure that your car has been serviced ahead of time. A few things we always pack for a road trip are -
Lillooet - Located approximately 3.5 hours north of Vancouver. This small town is known for its historic sites, hiking trails, and scenic beauty.
Manning Park - This provincial park is located approximately 2.5 hours east of Vancouver. It is known for its scenic hiking trails, camping facilities, and winter sports.
Campbell River - Campbell River is located on Vancouver Island, approximately 3.5 hours from Vancouver. It is known for its outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, hiking, and whale watching.
Osoyoos - A small town located in the southern Okanagan Valley, approximately 4 hours east of Vancouver. It is known for its warm climate, wineries, and scenic lakes.
Pender Island - This Island is located in the Gulf Islands, a group of islands located off the coast of Vancouver Island. It can
be reached by a ferry ride from Tsawwassen and is known for its beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and scenic beauty.
Salt Spring Island - Also in the Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island can be reached by a ferry ride from Tsawwassen. It is known for its artistic community, farmer's markets, and scenic beauty.